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Honda's Accavitti leaves top post at Acura

4 hours 41 min ago
Mike Accavitti, vice president and general manager of Acura, has abruptly left the company and has been replaced by Jon Ikeda, American Honda Motor said.

Fiat Chrysler under tighter scrutiny after record NHTSA penalty

6 hours 15 min ago
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles agreed to pay a $70 million fine, accept three years of close oversight by an independent monitor and buy back thousands of pickup trucks as part of a far-reaching consent agreement to settle a U.S.

Ford wins court appeal over apartheid claims

8 hours 21 min ago
Victims of apartheid in South Africa cannot pursue lawsuits seeking to hold Ford liable for conducting business that helped perpetuate the practice decades ago, a federal appeals court ruled today.

FCA pact gives broad powers to NHTSA monitor

9 hours 46 min ago
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's consent agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles grants sweeping powers to an independent monitor tasked with overseeing the company's safety operations, deepening the federal government's role in...

Sonic President Scott Smith named CEO

10 hours 16 min ago
Sonic Automotive is shuffling some executive positions, naming its co-founder Scott Smith to the post of CEO, effective immediately, the company said in a statement today.

GM fund approves 3 more serious-injury claims

11 hours 42 min ago
Three more serious injuries have been linked to General Motors defective ignition switches, the office of attorney Kenneth Feinberg said.

GM Korea reaches tentative wage deal with union

13 hours 25 min ago
General Motors' South Korean unit tentatively reached an annual wage deal with its labor union today, averting a major strike at one of its key Asian production bases, a union spokesman told Reuters.

Mercedes-Benz Financial leads in dealer satisfaction, J.D. Power finds

14 hours 26 min ago
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services ranks No. 1 among auto lenders in terms of dealerships' satisfaction with lenders' services, according to a study released today by J.D. Power.

U.S. automakers leery of Pacific trade deal as talks near end

15 hours 32 min ago
U.S. automakers typically back trade agreements that open markets for their products, yet they aren't cheering for a pact among 12 Pacific nations that's entering its final negotiations.

As dealership sales climb, margins slide

22 hours 25 min ago
On the surface, second-quarter results from five publicly traded dealership groups last week were solid. But behind the gains lurked a disturbing trend: At all five, profit margins on new-vehicle sales fell.

Dodge cancels unfilled '15 Hellcat orders, doubles '16 output

22 hours 25 min ago
Dodge will more than double Hellcat Charger and Challenger production for 2016. But about 900 unfilled 2015 orders will be canceled.

As sales climb, margins slide

22 hours 25 min ago
On the surface, second-quarter results from five publicly traded dealership groups last week were solid. But behind the gains lurked a disturbing trend: At all five, profit margins on new-vehicle sales fell.

Honda flexes research muscle with new Silicon Valley center

22 hours 25 min ago
Honda last week opened to journalists its new 35,000-square-foot Silicon Valley randd lab, where it has united once-disparate strands of its research work and connected them with a technology incubator for other potential research partners.

Mitsubishi throws in towel on fading era

22 hours 25 min ago
Mitsubishi Motors Corp.'s decision last week to sell its only U.S. assembly plant illustrates an emerging new-world order in car production. Mitsubishi's Normal, Ill.

Dodge cancels unfilled '15 orders, doubles '16 output

22 hours 25 min ago
Dodge will more than double Hellcat Charger and Challenger production for 2016. But about 900 unfilled 2015 orders will be canceled.

Hack attack vs. FCA shows flaws with rush to connectivity

22 hours 25 min ago
By the time it was publicized last week that hackers managed to take over a Jeep Cherokee, Fiat Chrysler had posted an urgent security patch on its website and was scrambling to further lock down the system.

At last, Honda and Toyota prepare for turbo charge

22 hours 25 min ago
After years of setting the pace in fuel economy without relying on technologies like turbocharging, direct injection or CVTs, Japan's big three will spend the next several years playing catch-up.

TrueCar works on relationships

22 hours 25 min ago
TrueCar's dealer relations ranks are getting a tune-up this summer, with a longtime industry insider leaving and two new execs joining the company.

Chasing profits, JCI jumps out of seats

22 hours 25 min ago
Johnson Controls' spinoff of its $22 billion seats-and-interiors unit, announced last week, underlines an uncomfortable truth for suppliers: Sometimes it's not enough to be No. 1.

Tomes' 10-foot rope a measure of success

22 hours 25 min ago
At Bob Tomes' Ford and Subaru stores in McKinney, Texas, any staffer who gets within 10 feet of a customer must greet them and ask them about their experience and whether they can help.

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